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Pictured are Richard Gutkind, Ph.D. and Vincenne Revilla-Beltran, Ph.D. with visitors from Latin and South America. | Photo by Amanda Dabbs
Graduate education professors Richard Gutkind, Ph.D., (far left) and Vincenne Revilla-Beltrán (far right) welcomed international visitors from Central and South America.

Graduate education professors Vincenne Revilla Beltrán, Ph.D., and Richard Gutkind, Ph.D., recently presented to a group of educators from Central and South America.

During their three-week tour of the United States, the Central and South American educators chose to visit Point Park's campus to learn about its English as a Second Language certificate program as well as best practices in online learning and 21st century technologies to enhance teaching.

"We discussed best practices for online course design and delivery, offered resources and introduced the group to recognized organizations that set high standards for online learning," explained Revilla Beltrán. "The educators intend to return to their countries with new ideas to incorporate into their schools' technology initiatives."

The international visitors represented a variety of countries including Mexico, Paraguay, Columbia, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala and Haiti.

"Dr. Gutkind and I plan to work with these scholars in the future on some mutually beneficial collaborative efforts," said Revilla Beltrán.


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